IPA all the way, Brother! Stone is probably my favorite commercial example; a Pliny the Elder clone is my favorite homebrew pairing.
: Go to "World Market" or any decent ethnic section at your grocery, they have a curry paste that is incredibly simple and frickin' awesome!
You could use it on anything: pork butt, wings, pizza, you name it. Hell, I dip chips in it. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.....